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 Post subject: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:33 am 

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So i got a new 77 LB Celica.. THIS TIME im gonna do what i want..


Some of you remember my old Celica...
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My big problem with my coupe is that its too (happy) looking to me.. I liked it.. a lot.. but it wasnt ME.
dont get me wrong.. i tried many times to give it that personal touch to grow attached to it.. and i realized the first big problem.. the FACE.

Some had seen my posts about the longnose front end.. debated putting it on my coupe.. finding out i couldnt do it..
The longnose has more of a "scowl" to me.. and I like that.. the coupe looks more like "whoa whats going on fellas?" surprised look.

so the best way to solve the problem was to switch lanes.. so I did.. painfully I let go of my coupe to a honda dude out in Minnesota.. who has it for sale after 2 months of having it(I saw that.) I know your reading this.. and sought out a 77 Liftback.

This one my homeboy Freddytoyotero found in Alabama.

I saw pictures of the car he posted on our old GarageZero site and thought to myself wow thats a good looking car!.. might want that one.. price was a little on the highside though.
but i was in Japan at the time for 2 months.. something told me to try for it.. I had my peeps at GarageZero in Atlanta call up the guy to see if he would take a bid.

Kelly(wife of John) of GarageZero called dude up.. and dude immediately started talking shit to them.. and played Kelly like some hillbilly chauvinist.. im pretty sure he spoke with a twig in his mouth..
John hit me up in Japan and told me that the guy wasnt very nice and he wanted EXACTLY what he asked for it.. i got no qualms with that.. but I figured he would bargain so i could get gas to go there and back..

I said.. Oh well..



4 months later..

then I came home to good ol America and got home to Atlanta.. still with thoughts of the LB.
I immediately took out my 72 coupe and started daily driving it while I was home.. my last ditch effort for her to convince me to keep her..

she couldnt..

so about this time the Hillbiller got a little chiller... I called him and he cut the thing 500 bucks without even asking..
I wait a week to get my money together.. call him.. and HE CUSSES ME OUT!.. ahahhaa and wants to GO BACK UP in price!
I politely told him.. um.. you told me a week ago that it was this.. he says "you comin this week?"
I said if its the price we agreed on ill come tomorrow!

so to land of banjos I headed..

Dude was exactly what I thought he would be like.. weird looking.. like a bizzaro Jan-Michael Vincent with big forearms.. knuckle dragger.. big gums and dolphin teeth.
He didnt have the twing in his mouth as i was sure he would have but he sure was country as a chicken coupe.
dude was a strange one.. I was worried the car wouldnt be able to get on the come along trailer i brought but he was like..

"the fugk is YOU talmbout?.. itll damb dreye up thare!.."
"you aint seen this car have you?.. watch.."

when i went up to it, it was OBVIOUSLY someones baby before.. the interior was immaculate.. NO cracked dash..the body was almost RUST FREE!.. it was restored and repainted a few years back.. and you could tell.. it stayed inside..

the only problem was the back hatch.. it was dented BAD by a METH ADDICT FIGHT!.. but weird as that was.. it was SOLID.. bashed and some plexiglass in place of a window but was solid.. because of the Meth fight on the back is why i call the thing PAYBACK.. so yea..


i practically SHOVED the money into his hands and commenced to run away with the prize...


this is what i brought back..
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We immediately got to doing things to it.. here I am holding the bumper while we cut it off!
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test fitted the wheels and tires and taped up some flares(that are not going on the car) to just tie it all together.. look wise..
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i bought a set(regretfully) of Foxau2 front and rear bumpers and chinspoiler.. and my man Neil graciously hooked me up with a Toysport rear bumper on the cheap so i got the rear sorted better that what i had to mess with..
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and here she is with my 71 240Z some of yall might have seen..

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:32 pm 

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ahhaha

tough crowd!


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:36 pm 
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She looks good. Prefer the LB over the coupe any day. Any motor plans?

Hope to find another one in the future.

Whats wrong with the bumpers?

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:21 pm 

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which bumpers?

the stockers?... or the smileys?

im going to swap an LS motor i have sitting on the floor next to it.


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:16 pm 
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i bought a set(regretfully) of Foxau2 front and rear bumpers and chinspoiler.. and my man Neil graciously hooked me up with a Toysport rear bumper on the cheap so i got the rear sorted better that what i had to mess with..


Figured there was something wrong with the smileys. And there is always something wrong with the USDM's lol.

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:53 am 

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meh, I made lemonade out of lemons..


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:29 pm 
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I actually commented over on Classic-celica, so I did not feel the need to double up my comments. Still want to know the specs on the rims...

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:07 pm 

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okay fellas, shes pretty much at a good point VISUALLY to show you guys where shes at..

check it.

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:41 pm 

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hmm.. dont know why the pics dont work..

here a link to the Celica thread where you can see them..


http://www.classic-celica.com/modules.p ... c&start=15


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:04 am 
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Mr.Vengeance wrote:
okay fellas, shes pretty much at a good point VISUALLY to show you guys where shes at..

check it.

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DAMN DUDE!!!! That car is way sick!

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:55 am 
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Damn she is looking good. Great job making what you wanted!

So, plans for side mirrors?

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:29 am 

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thanks man!

the side mirrors im thinking about are either these cut down japanese spec Celica fender mirrors or a set of these..

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:39 pm 

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Great job!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:05 am 
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I love your Celica LB !!! What a stance !!!
It's sooooo "out of the box", love the steelies, the stretch tires, the overfenders, the spoilers, the "Camaro SS nose"... Great job :mrgreen:
I used your pix on my blog (sorry French) :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:18 pm 

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Yeah that is a mean lookin car man, nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 am 

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Congrats on a mean looking car Mr. Vengeance. It looks great (stance, paint, wheels, etc, etc). Regarding the mirros you posted, are those the carbon fiber APR GT3 mirrors? I was wondering if they were worth the money (function wise). I hate after market mirrors that constantly have to be adjusted after you drive on the freeway. I'm thinking about getting a set of those mirrors. Just looking for some feedback. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:30 am 

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Saw your old one on mnhondas.com than on mn Craigslist. Sucks he sold it. New one looks good black though!


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:55 am 

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So I put on my TEMPORARY set of wheels.. These normally are on my Z but im working on the Z at the moment and I want to go with another set of wheels so in the meantime..

SSR MK3s in 15s

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storm was coming..

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I also did a little Kustomizing on my Celica..

I painted under the hood a little Ode to Nihon.. Kindof a bitch to do but I had fun.

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Also looks like the Celica is driving into the sunset..

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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:49 am 

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that's looking great man! your car has character. im loving the "Sunset" paintjob :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: =Mister Vengeance's 77 Celica Payback LB build, GZ ATL=
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:20 pm 

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thanks man!


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